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Howdy everyone....

Well....I finally came up with a new phrase to flesh out into a coherent song.
The moral of the song as I quote myself: "If you can't take an honest answer....don't ask for anyone's opinion."
This was an easy write comparatively because I have a strong opinion about it.....obviously, by now.

I enjoyed working with Ken again and I thank him sincerely for his time and stellar musicianship.
So....on that note....thanks to anyone to gives it a spin and hope you found it worthy of your time....if not, I owe you 3:28. smile

Have a great day!
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Straight Shooter (Key C - 135 bpm - 3:26 - Tuesday 040423 18:00)

Intro: G F Em7 Dm7 2X - then C
Straight shooter 2X
Verse 1:
I might tell you what you don’t want to hear. If you don’t want the truth don’t’ be bending my ear. If you want my opinion I’ll provide it for free. I call it as I see it so you might take a seat.
Verse 2:
If you want a solid answer well then I aim to please. I won’t be pulling punches. That’s my guarantee. I You can take it or leave it, whatever you choose. I’m just a straight shooter….being honest with you.
Chorus:
I'm a straight shooter….and fire from the hip. I’m fully loaded with my honesty clip. Straight shooter….and mean what I say, with no emotions to get in the way.
Verse 3:
If you’re looking for a yes man, it’s not my style. I’ll tell it like it is and I won’t be shy. Think what you like and believe that I’m cruel. I do you no favors by skirting the truth.
Chorus:
Straight shooter….and fire from the hip. I’m fully loaded with my honesty clip. Straight shooter….and mean what I say, with no emotions to get in the way.
Lead: verse/chorus music
Intro: G F Em7 Dm7 2X - then C
Verse 4: I might tell you what you don’t want to hear. If you don’t want the truth don’t’ be bending my ear. You can take it or leave it, whatever you choose. I’m just a straight shooter….being honest with you.
Chorus: Straight shooter….and fire from the hip. I’m fully loaded with my honesty clip. Straight shooter….and mean what I say, with no emotions to get in the way.
Outro: G F Em7 Dm7 2X - then C (105-114) I’m a straight shooter 2X

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Hello chulaivet1966.
Nice work on this. I enjoyed my listen. Good work on the vocal harmony.
Thanks for posting. Rob4580

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https://soundcloud.com/chulaivet1966/straight-shooter_ken-lasaine-of-guitars Nice bouncy feel. Ken, as always, adds just the right touch. Lyrics are also perfect. Everything sounds good in the mix. A fun romp much enjoyed, Wayne.


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Wayne,
Fun rocker. Seems you can't go wrong with Ken. Arrangement, instrumentals, vocals all good. But I think vocals can come up a bit.
It would be cool if you had female BGVs on it. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

P.S. https://www.soundclick.com/artist/de...?bandID=897733 seems to be broken.

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Sounds like a live track that you recorded at a bar gig.
That's nice I like that live sound.
Good solid rock and roll blues song
By the way you're links or not direct to the song It goes to your general page.


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Howdy Rob....Marty....Misha and Elliott.

Misha....
Ha....I read your mind and was awaiting that suggestion. smile
Sometimes, I just don't care for that 'pop' mix vox being so up front.
Thanks for giving a spin and thoughtful suggestion.
It's always appreciated.

Marty....
We're pleased you dig it.
TBH....I didn't know if the subject matter/lyrics would stick against the forum wall.
I had apprehensions but worked up my courage, finally. smile

Rob....
Glad you found it worthy of your time....thank you.
Your latest one is a very good write with great imagery.

Elliott....
EDIT: "Sounds like a live track that you recorded at a bar gig."
Good catch Elliot....to create that perception was quite intentional.
I deferred the FINAL MIX decision to Ken at his studio.
He sent me the first mix and I suggested putting a "a slight Room 2 reverb on the stereo mix" because I prefer to hear music rendered as if it was in a "live club" venue.
Guess I'm stuck in my live band days era. smile

Oh jeez....I'm an idiot.
I fixed the Soundcloud link but, for the life of me, since Soundclick's new format I can't figure out how to just show the song page itself.....I've tried everything I can think of.
Guess I'm not the brightest bulb. smile
Many thanks for taking the time to listen and kind comments.

Thanks again to all of you for listening/commenting.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Wayne,

No change neccessary! That was 3:28 Well spent! It a great blues/rocker with a twist of Beach Boys! Guitar work sounds excellent! Your tunes are really sounding great! Nice vocals! Enjoyed it all!

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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Wayne, No change necessary! That was 3:28 Well spent!


Top of the mornin' Mister Bliss...

I'm very glad to hear that. smile
Thank you for giving it spin and the very generous comments.
Much appreciated.

Have a great day amigo.

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Hi Wayne ...

Yeah, sounds like a live gig that was well-recorded. Great lyric, vocal, and band. I enjoyed the heck out of it! That was a real cool listen. Great work!

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Mornin' Alan....

I thank you sir for giving it a listen and the very kind words.
I do like the 'live gig' treatment too.
It just sounds more...oh....'live' vs. a studio cut.

Hope all is well and have a great day!

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“I'm a straight shooter….and fire from the hip. I’m fully loaded with my honesty clip.”

We love that! smile

You and Ken are such a good team and his guitar playing on this really matches the playful mood of your vocal.

Great mix too!

Enjoyed it!

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Boogie? I'm in smile

Pretty cool song to sing along to, gets my feet moving.
I like the 'live' feel of your mix.
Well done.


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Well howdy J&B & B.D.
Sorry I didn't respond sooner but I didn't expect further comments after getting to page 2.

J&B....
Thanks very much for stopping by, giving a listen and the kind comments.
Ha....I really didn't know if that line would be acceptable or PC but that's never stopped me before.
I did try to keep it "playful" and not too smug or scathing. smile
I'm fortunate Ken approves enough of my efforts to keep contributing.

B.D.Thomas....
Ha...."boogie"....I like that vibe too and glad you foot started tapping. smile
I prefer the "live" sound also.
Thank you for giving it a spin and kind words.

Have a great day everyone....

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